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AlpineUser
03-14-2006, 05:14 PM
if i cut out a 12-12 1/2 inch hole that would be to big right.....isnt 12 inches from end to end of the ring........also could i make a ring to go on the inside so the sub would sit flush to the box?

btw this is for 2 12in. Type X's

any help is apriciated........I AM A N00B at building boxes lol

danteBirosel
03-14-2006, 05:17 PM
you'll need a 9.1" diameter. 4.55" radius.

danteBirosel
03-14-2006, 05:18 PM
just becuase it is a 12" sub dont mean you'll need to make a sub cutout of 12". your sub will end up just sink in the hole.

AlpineUser
03-14-2006, 05:24 PM
you'll need a 9.1" diameter. 4.55" radius.

what do u mean a 4.55" radius?

ramos
03-14-2006, 05:26 PM
like livinlife said a 12" sub doesn't need a 12" cut out. Easy way to flush mount subs is to use a double baffle. :)

ramos
03-14-2006, 05:27 PM
what do u mean a 4.55" radius?

radius is half diameter. So 9.1 / 2 = 4.55" :)

Loudrango112
03-14-2006, 05:29 PM
what do u mean a 4.55" radius?
Dude... didnt you take math???!
Radius is half the circle Diam. is the full distance accross the circle....

AlpineUser
03-14-2006, 05:31 PM
like livinlife said a 12" sub doesn't need a 12" cut out. Easy way to flush mount subs is to use a double baffle. :)

so would i cut the first baffle out at 12inches? then the second one at 9.5?

AlpineUser
03-14-2006, 05:32 PM
Dude... didnt you take math???!
Radius is half the circle Diam. is the full distance accross the circle....

rofl i knew that lol

MikeyB
03-14-2006, 05:34 PM
Yeah, the first cutout is for the sub to mount in then the second baffle needs to go around the sub so it needs to be 12 inches. I would go a little bigger than 12 though, maybe 13 or so. That way you can get it out easier and move it around once you drop it in. ;)

dleccord
03-14-2006, 05:35 PM
its easier to cut, i suppose, with the radius then diameter... just use a thin cardboard paper and make two points, 4.55" radius in between, and DRAW!

ramos
03-14-2006, 05:39 PM
Yeah, the first cutout is for the sub to mount in then the second baffle needs to go around the sub so it needs to be 12 inches. I would go a little bigger than 12 though, maybe 13 or so. That way you can get it out easier and move it around once you drop it in. ;)

^Like he said . But I usually oversize by a 1/4" just so the sub doesn't fight me :)

ramos
03-14-2006, 05:40 PM
its easier to cut, i suppose, with the radius then diameter... just use a thin cardboard paper and make two points, 4.55" radius in between, and DRAW!

I think diameter most of the time. Been usng the jasper too long I guess :)

danteBirosel
03-14-2006, 05:56 PM
I think diameter most of the time. Been usng the jasper too long I guess :)

yea same here... why use the radius when u have the JASPER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AlpineUser
03-14-2006, 06:22 PM
jasper?

Ingleside
03-14-2006, 07:01 PM
look at the pic of my W6 below...
the cut out diameter is how big you want to make the hole in your sub box from one side to the other. your owners manual should tell you how large to make this hole.
if you are going to use a compass to draw your circle divide the cut out diameter in half to get the radius.
to make your box flush mount you'll want to now measure the flush mount diameter so you can build another baffle to put on top of the regular baffle your box already has. most of the time the manual will also tell you this measurement. i usually cut them out so spec to give it a clean look but you can make it a little bigger than the woofer if you want.
lastly, if you really want a clean look measure the how deep the mounting flange is on your sub and get a piece of wood about the same thickness. so the sub doesnt stick out too much or it isnt sunk in too deep.
i think the alpine X and R subs have a pretty think rubber surround on their mounting flanges so another panel of 3/4 MDF should do the trick.

http://kickin-it.com/DSC05623.jpg

nissanrider06
03-14-2006, 07:05 PM
haha u can see threw the surround? what material is that?

AlpineUser
03-14-2006, 07:20 PM
haha u can see threw the surround? what material is that?

i think it is a grill

Ingleside
03-14-2006, 07:27 PM
yeah, thats the JL W6 grill

ramos
03-15-2006, 09:09 AM
jasper?

Jasper circle jig for the router. If you have a router I highly suggest one. Once you use it, you might end up smacking yourself for not getting it sooner :D :)

ramos
03-15-2006, 09:11 AM
haha u can see threw the surround? what material is that?

Like they said it's the grill. W6 doesn't have the surround covering everything like the W7 does. :)

danteBirosel
03-15-2006, 10:11 AM
Jasper circle jig for the router. If you have a router I highly suggest one. Once you use it, you might end up smacking yourself for not getting it sooner :D :)

x2, bought mine couple weeks ago, and omg i fell in love with it....